2019 Rogers Scholar Sarah Belcher, a junior at Pikeville High School, donated more than 900 books collected in a school book drive to Westcare Homeless Shelter and Judi’s Place for Kids. Belcher encouraged students to participate by offering the class that brought in the most books free donuts. “I come from a family who has always placed an importance on reading that has helped me to grow in the classroom and in all aspects of my life. I wanted to share this with kids who are going through a difficult situation to inspire a love for learning and to give adults an escape from a stressful time,” she said. Belcher is the daughter of Johnny Belcher and Mary Belcher of Dorton.

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